MA Announces New Regulations to Reduce Carbon Pollution

Paris Climate Accord

Landmark lawsuit led to strengthening of Global Warming Solutions Act

August 11, 2017 (BOSTON, MA) – Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement today in response to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection’s (MassDEP) issuance of new regulations required by the 2008 Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA). The regulations, which are designed to achieve the carbon pollution reductions outlined in the GWSA, come as a result of the Kain case successfully argued by CLF last year in the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

“These rules re-establish the Commonwealth as a national leader in developing sensible, enforceable standards to transition our economy to a low-carbon future,” said CLF President Bradley Campbell. “Much more needs to be done, and Governor Baker’s leadership will be essential to getting neighboring states to take meaningful action to prepare New England for the energy future being shaped by the Paris Climate Agreement.” 

More information about CLF’s efforts to defend and enforce the GWSA can be found here. This work is part of CLF’s New England for Paris campaign. 

You can find the new regulations here.

CLF experts are available for further comment.